We moved and I really don't like my kitchen. It's not nearly as big as the one in the last house.
One thing that I can't stand is a bland white kitchen. White counters, cabinets,and everything else. One thing I love is contact paper. You can stick it to anything with out ruining it. It's the ultimate solution to changing your space up when you can't make permanent changes.
I really think the color brightens up the kitchen. I even bought matching sheer drapes for the breakfast nook.